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What type of brown mineral is this? [closed]

Unknown mineral. Does someone know what this is?
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What is this complex looking rock with lavender and yellow crystal areas on a lighter-colored matrix? [closed]

New to the forum and in search of a little help to id this specimen. Not sure of the specimen’s origin location. It has shiny, lavender colored crystals, as well as yellow-greenish crystals, on a ...
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What is this silvery rock? [closed]

I found this silver-colored rock on Mount Shasta. It has these features: non magnetic sharp edges when light hits it shows the colors of the rainbow its not too heavy Can you identify it?
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What is this dark brown stone? [closed]

It is wrinkly from breaking apart at many seams (sorry, I do not know the technical terms), deep wine-brown with a white band, and hard enough that it is not creating a streak that I can tell. In fact,...
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What is this stone or rock that looks like chocolate chip cookie dough? [closed]

Would anyone be able to tell me what kind of stone this is? It looks to have smoky quartz pieces throughout it but I’m not 100% sure. Has anyone seen something like this before? Thanks in advance!
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What is this old potential stone or relic found in a Kansas pasture? [closed]

Found it in pasture near Topeka, Kansas and want to know what it is and how it was made. The first two layers are hard and the middle is softer like dried clay.
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What is this dull whitish rock with ornate black patterns found in the Arkansas Crater of Diamonds? [closed]

I found this rock while wet sifting dirt brought back from the Arkansas Crater of Diamonds. It looks as if it is hand painted. It is smaller than my pinky nail. It’s dull, and makes a chalk-like mark ...
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What kind of light blue stone is this? [closed]

My son found this stone on the beach on the island Crete. It was a one of its kind, no other visible stone on the beach was the same. We asked the locals, but they did not know this stone. It's about ...
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Is this a meteor? It's very heavy for its size [closed]

Here it is. Hope this helps you best image I could take.
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What is the identity of this heavy, smooth, shiny black and red rock? [closed]

. It's very shiny and layered. It has rough texture but spots with smooth red colored pieces.
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What is the parent rock in this photo? [closed]

Please help find out what this rock formation is and where it is found in the world?
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What rock is this white stone with tendrils like an anemone? [closed]

Could someone please help me identify what this rock is and where it came from? Thank you!
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What is this black, shiny, smooth, kind of heavy, metallic rock? [closed]

Its kind of heavy for it size, though not extreme - about two pounds. Looks like a chunk of metal, but not quite sure what it is.
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Can someone help me identify this crystal/stone? [closed]

I found this stone whilst on safari in Nairobi. Can anyone help me identify it please?
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What is this white rock with black speckles throughout? [closed]

I was wondering if you have any ideas on what kind of rock this might be? I know that it doesn't effervesce with HCl (no reaction with hydrochloric acid at all) and the size and shape of each grain is ...
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What kind of rock is this gray and brown weathered cylinder-shaped rock I found near a New York lake? [closed]

I found this rock on the beach of a freshwater lake in the Finger Lakes region of New York state and am interested in knowing more about it. It is about 2" tall and 2" wide at widest point. Weighs 14....
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Is this a rock or something else? [closed]

I found this on the bank of the Fraser River in BC, and at first I thought it was a piece of wood. But when I picked it up, I realized it wasn’t. Does anyone know what formed the rings? Is it even a ...
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What is this 6in Nor Cal beach boulder with waxy veins? [closed]

Nor Cal beach @ low tide. 6in, photographed wet, post acid wash. Veins look waxy.
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ROCK ID: Near Big Bend National park, hard on outside, soft inside [closed]

I found this on a hike in Terlingua, Texas, near Big Bend National Park. It can't be scratched on the outside shell, but the white part on the inside is scratch-able with a knife. It is heavy.
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How can I distinguish real from fake? (Jade Stone) [closed]

How can I be certain this is jade. I bought this rock from a thrift store for 40 bucks. I thought it was a bit pricey for what it is..does anybody have any solid tips on how to clean up the ...
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What type of rocks are these? I haven't got a clue [closed]

I believe it might be quartz, it's white and they have brown, red and gold lines running through it: This one has gold, brown and again white quartz, I believe:
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Can anyone identify this rock? [closed]

I was working on a project at a factory that makes gypsum wall board. The gypsum comes to the factory on ships and is placed in stockpiles. During the gypsum processing unusable material is pulled ...
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Rock ID: conglomerate, from Granada, Spain [closed]

A friend of mine is traveling in Spain and has a stop in Granada. She asked me to identify the type of rock the Palace of Charles V is made of in the collonade (the upper and under collonade might not ...
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A red and unidentified stone… What is it? [closed]

A red stone, glows red and is hard. I have asked people about it but nobody knows. For a decade, it had been in my altar. Out of curiosity, I thought of posing a question. What it is actually and its ...
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Can someone identify this rock for me? [closed]

Need help identifying this rock I found in river in DR
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Is this a conglomerate type sedimentary rock? [closed]

This is my first attempt at studying geology. A year ago I found this stunning rock in the Maumee River here in Northwest Ohio. The rock is very smooth in texture, measures approx 2 cm, and was ...
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What kind of rock is this? [closed]

We found this today in Acton CA USA. Would like to know what it is.
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I found this stone in the Forest Liberia [closed]

I found this stone in my country Liberian in the Forest while cleaning the Bush.
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Can someone identify this stone/mineral? [closed]

Having a hard time finding out what this stone is called. The surface has been polished which revealed these "layers" with some degree of translucency.
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Can anyone identify this gem or stone please? [closed]

Looking to identify, not sure if it’s precious, semi-precious, or just beautiful… Any answers will be helpful.
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What is this complex reddish-brown stone with lighter spots found at a NZ beach? [closed]

I found this small stone on a beach on the east cost of the North Island in New Zealand. It's red/brown and has almost gray spots, but also has lots of white crystals coming out of it. It has a dull ...
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Can someone please identify my rock(?) found on a beach [closed]

I'm not even sure it is rock or if it's something man made. Non magnetic, weight 25g. Found on a beach in Charmouth, England.
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Help me identify these New Zealand rocks [closed]

I found these 2 at the beach on the east coast of the North Island in New Zealand. The white one is beautiful, it sparkles and glimmers and even the brown/pink veins through it sparkle, but it's ...
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Is it anthracite coal? [closed]

I found this at a waterfall after a hard rain just laying on a sand bed. What is it? It burns blue with difficulty smell bitter and bold like coal, heavier than water, has layers, brittle and I can ...
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Is this a meteorite? [closed]

Is this a possible meteorite? It's very heavy, magnetic, and the the shiny part shows where I sanded it with a file. Seems to be all metal on the inside.
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Request for identification: Building [closed]

We were climbing in Sabino Canyon in Arizona when we came across this structure. It has no doors or windows, and it’s at the top of an imposing bluff. The building has an underground portion, as a ...
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I found this rock in my back yard. What is it? [closed]

I found this rock in my back yard. I suppose it has been there for ages. It weighs about 10 kg and when I tried to cut it with machinery, I couldn't. Some facts about the rock: I live in Cyprus. It ...
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Identifying beach rocks [closed]

Could someone please identify these rocks? Hoping to use them in a saltwater aquarium
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Is this quartz crystal or something else? [closed]

I found this stone on the way. It looks as same as in the attached photo. Some say it's quartz crystal and some say it's something else. Can anyone help me out?
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Rock ID: multiple textures, and unusual formations, southern CA [closed]

I'm in southern California, hiking through a dry creek bed. Half of the rock is very smooth, and dark brown, the other half is grayish brown and textured. There are four holes in the rock, two of ...
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What kind of stone is this? Please help! [closed]

This is a picture of a stone my friend gave to me a couple of years ago. I was wondering what it is and if it is worth anything. Thank you for your help!
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Central Texas ore/rock identification [closed]

Many of these specimens were found in San Antonio, TX, and the Texas Hillcountry (Kerrville and Bulverde). They seem to have iron content due to rust/oxidized color. Some, but not all, specimens have ...
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Asking help about rock identification [closed]

So this is a rock I found on an island in Croatia, I thought that it was interesting because of the glittering parts on the rock itself. The rock does not react with magnets at all. I was hoping ...
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What is this rock I found being sold in a store? [closed]

I was recently on vacation in Hawaii and while there, entered a rock and mineral type store where I saw the rock below. I forgot to ask what it was while I was there and I am unable to go back and do ...
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What is this lavender stone? [closed]

Can anyone identify this stone?
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What is this rock found close to active volcano [closed]

Scratches glass Not affected by sandpaper on the bottom Depending on lighting, intense light, triangles everywhere Violet/light purple fluorescence
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Can you identify these rocks? [closed]

Does anybody know what these rocks are? I found them in the same place in Crete. I don't know much about minerals, but the hardness must be over 6 because I tried to scratch with everything I have at ...
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What is this rock we found in a store? [closed]

We found this rock at a mineral and jewelry store. The gal wrote down what it was and we cannot find what we think she wrote on the internet anywhere. She wrote Mcstrodlite.